Group Tour Themes
Part of the magic of Virginia is that you can pick a theme, select the geography you want to go with it and set out on a tour of discovery.
The state where America was born – now more than 400 years ago – is also home to Revolutionary and Civil War history. From Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and George Washington’s Mount Vernon to Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens, Virginia has the perfect mix of education and fun!
Main Street, Virginia
The virtues and venues of small-town America are alive and well across Virginia, where local businesses open up the shades, sweep off the front sidewalk and welcome another day of genuine downtown charm. Take in the smell of fresh baked goodies, visit local artisans and more on Virginia’s Main Streets.
Whether red-hatters or bachelorettes, old college friends, a garden club, or moms and daughters, girls traveling together just want to have fun. The Girls' Getaways combine shopping and wineries, art and entertainment, festivals, spas and some adventure.
Virginia Heritage Trails
Virginia's heritage trails lead groups to the birthplace of country music, through wine country, and to the best places to shop or view birdlife. Explore Civil War battlefields, Colonial and Civil Rights history with informative guides and sites that accommodate groups large and small.
Theater, Music & The Arts
Enjoy entertainment at a rousing dinner theater or drama under the stars. Visit a state-of-the-art concert hall or old-time music in a converted bar. Attend a jazz festival or hear the pipes and drums of the Virginia International Tattoo. Virginia's venues for theater and music run the gamut, thrilling groups of all sizes and ages.
Grandparent / Grandchild Getaways
The love of history and nature seems to find a wonderful common ground with the young and young at heart. Virginia is full of great offerings where those of several generations can discover, explore and revel. Let Virginia experiences be the spark for a multi-generational vacation or a family reunion.
African American Tours
The rich and vibrant story of Virginia cannot be told fully without knowledge of the African- American experience. The lives of such notables as Maggie Walker, Robert R. Moton, Vernon and Barbara Johns and others are an important part of the fabric of Virginia history. All across Virginia are sites and sights that celebrate these people and the events of their lives.
Culinary, Wine and Whiskey
When planning your tour to Virginia, be sure to bring your appetite. From abundant seafood to wonderful ethnic traditions and great barbeque, Virginia’s table is set from gourmet to family style. Virginia is a wine destination unlike any other, with more than 300 wineries many of which offer tours. Virginia offers true local flavor at more than 200 craft breweries, restaurants and bars, all with local love on tap.
Civil War and Emancipation
Over 150 years ago, the "most perfect union" dissolved into two warring nations. More battles were fought in Virginia than in any other state, and even after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, the commonwealth’s economy would not fully recover for more than a century. Virginia welcomes groups from around the world to interact, listen, learn and experience their American story.
Virginia welcomes you home for the holidays. Celebrate 100 miles of Lights from Richmond to Virginia Beach with 2 million twinkling lights along the way. Shop local artisans, wineries and breweries for that perfect gift. Go back in time at Busch Gardens Christmas Town or see Kings Dominion magically transformed into a winter wonderland full of enchantment and holiday cheer!